While the courts are adjudicating Trump’s temporary suspension of various refugees, I pause my usual blogging on the brainchildren of my favorite member of the Kachina Round Table to take temporary stock of this diktat.
One argument for the suspensions did not receive much play among my Facebook friends. Writing on January 30, James Robbins of USA Today opined that “the Trump White House is simply keeping a promise then-president Barack Obama made to thoroughly vet such refugees; a promise he then broke.”
Robbins then goes on to substantiate his contention. He cites Obama’s assurance to us that when the president started to import refugees from Syria, he assured us that this move would pose no risk. There would be “an 18-24 month vetting process that would weed out potential terrorists.”
But here is Robbins’ full piece.
What think ye all?